Ghosts in the machine

The Fred Sandback Archive (via ROLU), on the art, exhibitions and publications of the artist / a neat summation of the Ffffound aesthetic at David McGillivray’s blog: ‘It’s almost like Ffffound made a music video. Reduced opacity shapes over deer images, and let’s be honest we’ve all had weeks where it seems like that’s all that appears in the front page, that and the hot astronaut.’ (our italics) / Die, Workwear!, for well-dressed chaps.


State of Play, a tmn piece by Mike Deri Smith on the world of KidZania, a Mexican chain of theme parks that are each presented ‘as a child-sized replica of a real city, including buildings, shops and theaters, as well as vehicles and pedestrians moving along its streets. In this city, children, aged 2 through 14, learn about the adult world, the value of money and work, by experiencing up to 70 different professions.’ From the piece: ‘To put it another way entirely, the candy cigarette has found a rightful heir. And it’s coming to the U.S. within the next two years.’


From Bricks to Bothans, a Lego Star Wars community, with features like the Podracer Challenge (‘Bothans were furry mammalian anthropoids, about 1.5 meters tall. Hailing from Bothawui and several colonies, Bothans differed in facial appearance and body structure with canine, feline, and equine features’) / eyes ears and fingers on old buildings, a tumblr / related, RibaPix now contains 50,000 images. They could do with a tumblr / buy Daft Punk’s Ferrari / Uncertain Times, a tumblr / m., the design life.


Looking for blogs that are off the beaten path / Skinovers turn your hip little notebook into a hip little wallet / Layflat, ‘an independent imprint that specializes in unique, small-run and limited edition photography books and multiples’ / there is even a website called Lovely Stationery / a weblog by Philip Graham on art and more / Jonathan Jones does not like the Shard / prints by Bold and Noble / ‘Photographs of tube televisions the moment they are switched off by Stephan Tillmans‘, at but does it float / header image from Popular Science, December 1971. Worth it for the cover alone.

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